It Just Got Easier to Fly to This Island Paradise Thanks to JetBlue

The airline just added flights to Curaçao from a major hub.

JetBlue is making it even easier to get to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao with the launch of additional flights from a major hub.

Starting April 6, JetBlue will be adding two more flights from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), the Curaçao Tourist Board announced recently in a press release.

Currently, JetBlue’s JFK to Curaçao schedule includes flights three days a week but will be increased to five days a week with flights departing JFK at 8:00 a.m. and arriving in Curaçao (CUR) at 1:25 p.m. Travelers returning to JFK will depart Curaçao at 2:25 p.m. and land at 6:29 p.m.

Willemstad, Curacao skyline on a sunny day from the water

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“2022 was a record-breaking year. As of November, total US arrivals exceeded our goals, achieving 152 percent of our target visitors out of the US market and we are confident this upcoming year will continue on that path," the press release read, noting that the tourism board is projecting a significant, 20% increase in visitors.

The boom of visitors to the destination is thought to be due to recent openings, rebranding, and renovations of several properties in Curacao including Sandals Royal Curaçao, Mangrove Beach Corendon Curaçao All-Inclusive Resort, Curio by Hilton, and Kunuku Aqua Resort

Since opening last summer, Sandals Royal Curaçao has celebrated many milestones including new arrival records for the island, while enjoying record occupancy throughout the past six months, Adam Stewart, Executive Chairman, Sandals Resorts International told Travel + Leisure.

“The addition of airlift into the island speaks volumes as it relates to a growing interest in this most captivating corner of the Dutch Caribbean, and Sandals Royal Curaçao is proud to play a part in inviting international travelers from around the globe who will be inspired to return again and again," he said.

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